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andreessen horowitzinterested in learning more about this private investment firm, has anyone heard of it before? 2 years 8 months
Is MM PE worth it?If one can't get into a megafund (e.g. Blackstone, Carlyle) is it worth it to go to a good middle-market firm that might be less well-known but still seems to have good people? e.g. Hellman and Friedman, Berkshire Partners, and then try to move up to a bigger, more prestigious fund after? 2 years 10 months
Does your school or background matter for thoughts are if one candidate comes in with a 3.9 from Harvard or Wharton their first staffings tend to be more substantive, they might get the benefit of the doubt for being smart if they mess up the first time, whereas someone with so-so grades from a state school might be held to a higher... 2 years 11 months
Elite Boutique-Deal Experience?I know everyone has heard about the great deal experience analysts at Greenhill, Evercore, Lazard get. I don't doubt that many of the analysts do get great experiences, but from what everyone says here typically its only one analyst per deal no matter how big the deal (e.g. Berkshire-Lubrizol, AT... 2 years 12 months
BB M&A vs. GS/MS industry groupHow would you weigh an analyst program at Citi, BAML M&A vs. MS/GS in their non-MS M&A/non-GS TMT/FIG groups? For exit opps (does GS/MS still win here), deal experience (assume M&A might be better but not sure?), hours (assume M&A is worse)? 3 years 1 day
Target vs. Non-TargetOne thing that's very disheartening to read on this forum is the bias against kids from targets. Apparently, kids from targets just *happened* to be privileged enough to get into a good school while kids from non-targets unfairly get screwed. I'm sorry, but when did working hard in high school and... 3 years 5 months
Reading for fun is for losersAny thoughts? 3 years 6 months
Why is drunk driving illegal?Seems like too much government intervention on the part of liberals... I'm sorry, but if I'm drunk and want to drive why should the government prevent me from doing that? Unless I actually hurt someone else in an accident, in which case that's different, the government should have no right to... 3 years 6 months
first year analyst: modelingdo first year analysts typically get to run the model or model at all? or is it something the second year/associate does? would good first years get to touch analysis after awhile? 3 years 8 months
does it make sense to take an elite boutique over...would it make sense to take an elite boutique over the middle or even the top BBs? 3 years 8 months


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Portfolio companiesTPG hired a friend of mine and he said most of his experience was working for one of their portfolio companies (J Crew I think) in a customer-facing role in one of their stores. Seemed like good operating experience, and he was paid based on commission which was nice, so he had a lot of upside.... 1 year 5 months
Hedge fund equivalency is it me or are posts getting worse and worse 1 year 6 months
Best Formatted Presentation You've Ever Seenlol srsly? 1 year 6 months
Is college really nessacary?Why are there school? is there point 2 it. currently 22 and college is stupid loll 1 year 6 months
BB back office v mm PE?probably depends on the MM PE firm, if it's like hellman and friedman vs. GS operations i'd take GS for the name but otherwise i'd take pe 1 year 6 months
MM IBD to PEblair and Baird, yes (have seen blair guys go to very good MM PE shops every now and then), rayjay not so much 1 year 6 months
What is variation in hours really like?100 hour weeks are much more rare than analysts like to admit-most analysts I know worked probably worked 100+ weeks once a month or every two months 1 year 6 months
Good place to get seafood in NYC?there's a long john silvers in queens if you want something less fancy (but just as tasty!) than the big RL 1 year 6 months
Best BB M&A groupsAbsolutely not. Not even close. WF M&A is an ok middle market group, BB M&A groups are top-notch. There are many MM IB firms I would take over WF M&A (e.g. Jefferies, HW, HLHZ for certain groups, Stifel for certain groups, etc.) 1 year 8 months
(deleted)[quote=mrb87]I'm probably in the minority when I say this, but Margin of Safety is pretty shallow reading (and gets very redundant quickly). The Intelligent Investor, from which it clearly draws, is much better and more insightful.[/quote] Always thought Margin of Safety was a summary of... 2 years 3 months